On Sunday, I got an overwhelming urge to see the sea. So, we set off for Teignmouth with a picnic and high hopes of winter sunshine for an Easter outing. The sun disappeared as we entered the town and a small amount of sleet began to hit the windscreen. I opened the car door after parking, only to have it whipped out of my hand by the gale force wind, narrowly missing the car parked next to us, whose owners were still inside. Very sensible. I took Snippet down to the beach while Origami boy and partner headed for the slightly more sheltered playground. The cold on the beach was indescribable. Every time I took my glove off to use the camera, my hand became numb in seconds. When I eventually gave up and headed to meet the others, I was delighted to see them in a queue for freshly fried and DEEPLY unhealthy donuts. I'd never had one before but the bag made a fabulous hand-warmer until they disappeared into out mouths. Picnic in the car; I don't think I need explain why. Another go on the beach trying to photograph constantly moving seagulls with limited success, and then the decision agreed on by all to cut our losses and go home. I hope the pictures feel as cold as it was but I doubt it.
The seagulls were picking these common Otter Shells (I think) out of the sand and flying off with them. This one was dropped and then rejected.....perhaps it wasn't fresh enough any more!
On Saturday, Daisy made a bit of an error and brought some gate-crashers up the drive with her; five of them. Certain neighbours were not happy and the gate to the moor was closed. Poor Daisy was NOT happy and was seen hanging around looking miserable most of the day.
The gate was open last night and there she was this morning, munching away again. You can see how blocked the cattle grid is from this picture and why it's so easy for her to pop across.
I hope you all had a great Easter weekend. I spotted Trigger having his photo taken by tourists every time I passed the field. I bet they wouldn't have bothered if his bald shoulder patches were out! It's still too cold to get the rug off. Until next time, here's Snippet enjoying the sea.